Some Ways I Decompress After A Long Stressful Day!

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I love to take a bath at least once a week. I like to add fun ingredients into the water such as: powdered milk/buttermilk, epsom salt, seaweed, sake, beer, bath oil, green/chamomile/herbal tea bags, Kneipps Herbal Baths, Aura Cacia Aromatherapy Bubble Bath Warming Balsam Fir, & Dr. Singha’s Mustard Bath.

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Dr. Singha’s Mustard Bath

I also like to bring my laptop into the bathroom and play a audio book or watch something on Netflix while I take the bath.

I like to sit on my porch and read magazines while my dog runs around in his dog run.

Take walks with my dog.

Make cup of tea and read a book.

Just get in the car and drive around pretty neighborhoods with the windows down, music playing, and a yummy drink in the cup holder.

Get a pedicure taking advantage of the massage chair.

Yoga – the corpse & cobblers pose are two of my favorites

Reflexology

Acupuncture

Massaging my feet, scalp, hands, and feet.

Laying on a an acupressure mat or walking on a cobble stone mat bare foot (ease into using them).

Moji massager and The head Tingler

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Cobble Stone Mat

Savoring ice cream in a cone.

What do you like to do when you are stressed?

More on Facial Yoga!

I personally question anything having to do with the face that has to do with repetitive movement are we just creating wrinkles in different places? Such as sucking on a straw, smoking a cigarette, squinting from the sun. Yes, we are stretching and strengthening the numerous muscles of the face that I can definitely agree upon when doing facial exercises or facial yoga.  To me the jury is still out on whether or not facial exercises or yoga works.  I do believe that facial massage is fabulous!!!

I will let you decide for yourself!


Face Yoga With Ranjana Khan

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“Aging gracefully” can be a frightening figure of speech in our world filled with anti-wrinkle crèmes and serums loaded with toxins and chemicals. But what if there was an easier, more natural way of boosting youthful beauty without harmful ingredients? Or even a cream?

Well, there is: Facial yoga!

You read that correctly – facial yoga, the trending practice that claims to maintain your beauty, naturally!

It certainly seems strange to think that our faces need exercise, let alone yoga, but an increasing number of people think they do. In fact, here are 7 surprising reasons why facial yoga can be an excellent addition to any beauty regiment – plus a gallery of facial yoga poses that you can do at home

  1. It’s less expensive than cosmetic surgery and over the counter creams

    Unlike its overpriced competitors, facial yoga costs nothing! It requires only a couple of minutes periodically throughout the day. When compared to the time spent undergoing expensive treatments, or in the store purchasing nighttime crèmes (that aren’t guaranteed to work), it almost seems silly not to give facial yoga a try.

  2. And it’s better for you, too

    As natural-living aficionados, Botox is at the top of our toxic no-no list. It is literally like a venom. Additionally, most anti-aging creams contain paraffins, mineral oil, heavy fragrances and other undesirable ingredients. Facial yoga is 100% natural and without harmful chemicals. No needles, no second guessing whether a “youthful glow” is worth the toxins or not.

  3. It may slow down the aging process

    The more we smile, squint, or become tense, the more wrinkles we accumulate through the years. While this is a natural part of life, facial yoga can help slow the progression of aging. Specific poses assist in recognizing when we’re unconsciously furrowing our brows or pursing our lips. You’d be surprised how often certain facial expressions happen out of habit and contribute to deeper wrinkles and tension.

  4. It releases tension

    Speaking of tension, did I mention facial yoga releases that, too? Well, yes! It’s incredible how much stress we carry around in our neck and face. Facial yoga adds awareness of those muscles and different ways to alleviate any tightness that you may carry around. It’s help some women recover from chronic neck pain.

  5. Tones facial and neck muscles while maintaining a relaxed look

    Essentially, facial yoga is a form of exercise, which means it tones and tightens your face. As you exercise these muscles, you’re drawing blood, oxygen and extra circulation to this delicate skin, which can stimulate collagen production and emulates youth. Bring. It. On. And unlike the frozen look of botox or the red scarring of other procedures (chemical peel redness can last for several months), facial yoga gives you a natural glow and relaxed look. It is also meant to follow in traditional yoga’s footsteps with assisting to clear the mind of stress and turmoil.

  6. Can help eliminate double chins

    Who doesn’t want to eliminate the dreaded double chin? Or jowls? Facial yoga can assist in eliminating both! This goes hand in hand with toning, but with more focus on the neck, which can sag with aging. In fact, in many Asian cultures, neck exercises are a beauty secrets believed to promote youthfulness.

  7. Can boost self-esteem and confidence

    Let’s face it – when you look better, you feel better. My experience with facial yoga, so far, has been part humor and part confidence boost. I enjoy watching myself mimic the silly poses while knowing the practice is good for me!

Ready to practice?

Here for a gallery of Facial Yoga poses that you can do anywhere.

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Smiling Fish Face
The Smiling Fish assists in toning and lifting the cheeks. Form a traditional fish face with your lips. Then, smile. Both actions should occur simultaneously. Repeat 5 times.

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Marilyn
Named for the infamous Marilyn Monroe, this pose is geared towards creating firmer, fuller lips. Simply pucker your lips, press them into your hand, and blow a kiss. Repeat.

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Baby Bird
This pose is meant to tone neck muscles and prevent sagging, double chins. First, turn your head to the right. Tip your chin upward and press the tip of the tongue to the roof of the mouth. Next, smile, then swallow. Repeat for center and left side.

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Satchmo
This pose was named after horn players who store a lot of air in their cheeks! Grab a big breath and puff the breath from cheek to cheek. Repeat until you run out of air, 5 to 10 seconds. Repeat the sequence 10 times.

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Temple Dancer
Temple Dancer focuses on warding off crow’s feet and sagging. While keeping the rest of your face motionless, open your eyes wider than usual. Look slowly left, then back to center. Look slowly right, then back to center. Repeat 10 times.

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Buddha
This pose is meant to reset the face into a state of smooth calm. Simply close your eyes and smile very slightly. Be sure to relax the rest of the face completely to achieve maximum calm.

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Lion Face, Part I
Inhale through your nose, make fists and squeeze all your facial muscles…

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Lion Face, Part II
Now exhale through your mouth, stick out your tongue, roll your eyes up and open your hands. Repeat three times.

Images 1-6 courtesy of Amanda. Images 7-8 from Time Magazine.

What do you think?

Have you ever heard of facial yoga? Do you think it could help keep you looking youthful?

 

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Face Yoga Exercises!

Face Yoga Exercises!

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I personally question anything having to do with the face that has to do with repetitive movement are we just creating wrinkles in different places? Such as sucking on a straw, smoking a cigarette, squinting from the sun. Yes, we are stretching and strengthening the numerous muscles of the face that I can definitely agree upon when doing facial exercises or facial yoga.  To me the jury is still out on whether or not facial exercises or yoga works.  I do believe that facial massage is fabulous!!!

I will let you decide for yourself!

By ANNA PURSGLOVE  Via Daily Mail

We know the ‘lotus’ and the ‘downward-facing dog’ – but there’s a new set of yoga poses in town. Could you manage ‘the owl’? How about ‘the puffer fish’?

Face yoga is the beauty trend of the moment. Fans say it can smooth wrinkles, firm jawlines and create a healthy glow, as well as easing eye strain and headaches.

Fresh-faced stars Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston are said to use it as a weapon in their anti-ageing armoury.

Owl: Make two 'C' shapes with the fingers round the eyes, then relax the forehead and open the eyes wide. Repeat three times then hold for ten seconds.
Owl: Make two ‘C’ shapes with the fingers round the eyes, then relax the forehead and open the eyes wide. Repeat three times then hold for ten seconds
The V: Make a 'V' sign by positioning fingers at each end of the eyebrows and create a powerful squint. Relax and repeat six more times. Finish by squeezing eyes shut for ten seconds. Relax
The V: Make a ‘V’ sign by positioning fingers at each end of the eyebrows and create a powerful squint. Relax and repeat six more times. Finish by squeezing eyes shut for ten seconds. Relax
Circle the eyes: Place index fingers at the edge of eyebrows. Tap gently round eyes following the arc of the eyebrows and continue under the eyes. Repeat the opposite way. Stroke outwards under the eyes from the nose four times
Circle the eyes: Place index fingers at the edge of eyebrows. Tap gently round eyes following the arc of the eyebrows and continue under the eyes. Repeat the opposite way. Stroke outwards under the eyes from the nose four times
Puffer Fish: Puff out cheeks and make mouth as small as possible. Gently tap cheeks with hands for 30 seconds
Puffer Fish: Puff out cheeks and make mouth as small as possible. Gently tap cheeks with hands for 30 seconds.

The UK’s foremost ‘face yoga’ practitioner is Danielle Collins – and Julia Anastasiou is her first UK ‘face yoga Super Trainer’. For £65 an hour, Julia will teach you a 20-minute programme that she says can change your face for ever.

The exercises are designed to be carried out six times a week and, she claims, can yield results in only seven days. Devotees say it can knock up to five years off your face – and that it’s better than Botox.

The 18 separate facial poses can be done either in one sitting or manageable chunks. I might, for example, have time for a ‘tongue twister’ while sitting in traffic, but leave the more challenging ‘giraffe’ for the privacy of my own bathroom.

The Giraffe: Tilt the head back while stroking the neck. Bring the head down. Repeat twice, then jut lower lip, place fingers on collarbone and point chin upwards, pulling corners of mouth down. Hold for four deep breaths
The Giraffe: Tilt the head back while stroking the neck. Bring the head down. Repeat twice, then jut lower lip, place fingers on collarbone and point chin upwards, pulling corners of mouth down. Hold for four deep breaths
Hamster Cheeks: Puff out cheeks and purse lips. Transfer air from cheek to cheek for 30 seconds
Hamster Cheeks: Puff out cheeks and purse lips. Transfer air from cheek to cheek for 30 seconds

The theory is that the skin is tightened as the facial muscles are toned through specific movements.

This also encourages the production of collagen, the protein that keeps skin elastic and gives it a plump, youthful feel.

Julia believes face yoga is growing in popularity because of the risks associated with Botox and fillers, and the fear of puffiness which can be caused by these treatments.

‘Face yoga will give you the perkiness you might associate with cosmetic procedures, but it won’t stop you looking like you,’ she says.

Other yoga aficionados, however, are sceptical. James Muthana, founder of yoga instruction company YogaAt.com, says it lacks ‘the breathing elements or the sense of  presence and greater awareness which you get with yoga’.

So can face yoga give me an ‘all-natural face lift’?

Jaw Toner: Gently pinch along jawline three times towards the ears. Place the thumbs on the bottom of the jawline. Drag them along the jaw away from each other three times, removing them when you reach the ears
Jaw Toner: Gently pinch along jawline three times towards the ears. Place the thumbs on the bottom of the jawline. Drag them along the jaw away from each other three times, removing them when you reach the ears
Kiss the Sky: Tilt head back and kiss ten times (actually make a kissing sound). Relax, take a deep breath then exhale as though blowing a kiss in front of you. Relax and repeat twice more
Kiss the Sky: Tilt head back and kiss ten times (actually make a kissing sound). Relax, take a deep breath then exhale as though blowing a kiss in front of you. Relax and repeat twice more
Relaxation: Gently tap fingertips all over the face, then rub palms until they become warm and cup them over closed eyes. Take deep breaths and relax all facial muscles. Take a deep breath to finish
Relaxation: Gently tap fingertips all over the face, then rub palms until they become warm and cup them over closed eyes. Take deep breaths and relax all facial muscles. Take a deep breath to finish

Before we begin, Julia points out that although you’re using your fingers like gym weights to push down your muscles, you have to be gentle, as the skin around the eyes is the thinnest on the body.
Also, most of the 57 muscles in the face and neck are small and don’t need to be yanked too much to see a result.

We start with ‘the owl’ – one of the hardest exercises. While making two ‘c’ shapes with my fingers around my eyes, I must relax my forehead and open my eyes wide.

I find myself either squinting to smooth my forehead or wrinkling my forehead to raise my eyes.

We move on to ‘flirty eyes’. While covering my teeth with my lips, I form my mouth into an ‘O’ shape. Then I am told to place my index fingers horizontally under my eyes.

In this position, I am told to flutter my upper eyelids and lashes. For 30 seconds. I have rarely felt this ridiculous.

There are a few exercises in the 18-step programme that I’m sure I remember my grandmother doing: pinching the apples of the cheeks or along the jawline towards your ears (‘rosy cheeks’ and ‘jaw toner’).

I make it to the final relaxation step: gently tap your fingers all over your face, then finish with a deep breath.

Do I feel younger and more invigorated? I’m certainly flushed – but that may be because I haven’t been so embarrassed in a while.

So can facial contortions stop the ageing process? I’ll have to get back to you on that in a few years.

A week of practice hasn’t made a visible difference to my skin.

Meanwhile, if you spot women blowing kisses to heaven, or grimacing like mad hatters in their cars, then you’ll know face yoga has reached your neighbourhood.

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New Years Resolutions – Good Habits for 2013!

 

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The Coming New Year is a great time to put new good habits into practice!

  • Drink more water
  • Wear sunblock
  • Wear a hat
  • Exfoliate once to twice a week
  • Exercise, take a walk
  • Mediate
  • Yoga – get limber
  • Treat yourself to a massage, facial, manicure or pedicure (look good feel good!)
  • Start packing your own lunch
  • Sleep more, get better quality sleep
  • Drink less Alcohol!
  • Get more sleep
  • Quit Smoking!
  • Eat more fruits, veggies, and fiber
  • Try going organic

Have fun with it make a list of good habits you would like to start to do and make it happen!

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Great Skin – – Don’t Forget to Exercise! The Beauty Benefits to Execise!

Working out not only helps your figure, but also improves your complexion!

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It’s hardly news that exercise is great for your heart, lungs, and mental outlook. Here’s another reason to get moving: Regular exercise is one of the keys to healthy skin.  “We tend to focus on the cardiovascular benefits of physical activity, and those are important. But anything that promotes healthy circulation also helps keep your skin healthy and vibrant,” says dermatologist Ellen Marmur, MD, author of Simple Skin Beauty: Every Woman’s Guide to a Lifetime of Healthy, Gorgeous Skin and associate professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.  When you get your heart pumping from aerobic exercise, you’re supplying your skin with a nice dose of oxygenated blood, says Noëlle S. Sherber, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist based in Baltimore, Maryland. “It gives you that great post-workout glow.”

Yoga is also great for your skin!  All poses that Practitioners of yoga twist, contort and stretch their bodies into poses called asanas while using focused breath patterns to achieve a state of exertion, control, meditation and oneness between mind and body can benefit the skin.

Wrinkle Reduction and Acne Relief

Working out also helps maintain healthy levels of the stress-related hormone cortisol, Sherber says. “Elevated cortisol levels are linked to increased sebum production, which means more acne breakouts,” she says. Too much cortisol can also cause the collagen in the skin to break down, Sherber says, which can increase wrinkles and sagging. “Exercise actually supports the production of collagen,” says Amy Dixon, a Los Angeles–based exercise physiologist and celebrity trainer. “The boost in this protein helps to keep your skin firm, supple, and elastic.”

Regular exercise boosts circulation. “It nourishes your skin, bringing more blood flow and oxygen to it,” says Mauro C. Romita, M.D., a board-certified plastic surgeon and founder of Ajune Center for Beauty Synergy in New York City. “This will help draw toxins out of the body.” Plus, all that sweating cleans out the pores of congested skin. “Working out corrects the hormonal imbalance that can cause adult acne,” Romita says.

To reap the beneficial skin effects of working out, a few extra steps are required, Sherber warns. “If you’re acne prone, make sure to keep gentle, fragrance-free cleansing wipes in your gym bag.” Be sure to cleanse your face and other areas that tend to break out immediately after exercising, she says. “For eczema, wear fabrics that wick perspiration away from the skin, since the wet-dry-wet-dry cycle will dry out your skin and provoke flare-ups,” Sherber says. And above all, avoid exercising with makeup on your face.

First, let’s talk a little bit about how acne forms. Glands in the follicles of your skin produce sebum, an oil that lubricates your skin. As sebum works its way to the surface, it carries with it dead skin cells. Occasionally, the sebum and skin cell mixture clogs a pore. Then, bacteria shows up, which ultimately leads to inflammation and acne.

What does this have to do with yoga? Well, yoga has been shown time and again to be an effective way of relieving not only stress, but the hormone that goes hand-in-hand with feelings of stress: cortisol

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When you experience stress, your adrenal glands release cortisol. The presence of cortisol then triggers numerous changes throughout your body, one of which is increased production of sebum, which contributes heavily to blockages and acne. Because yoga lowers cortisol, and cortisol is a contributing factor of acne, it stands to reason that yoga can help clear up acne.

When first starting yoga, the increase in sweating may exacerbate blockages that have already formed, bringing those problems to the forefront at once. Many report that it takes about a month for skin to show benefit from yoga.

Yoga can clear up acne — for some people. If you practice yoga regularly, have accounted for factors such as makeup and cleanliness, and continue having problems with acne, it’s possible that heredity plays a larger role for you. Yoga will, however, help improve your skin tone and texture overall, and can be just one part of a larger campaign for healthier looking skin.

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Most exercise-related acne is the result of several controllable factors. Some tips:

  • Don’t wear make up while exercising!  Always remove your make up by washing your face before exercising!
  • Wash your hands and face both before and after performing yoga.
  • Though sweating is good, it leaves behind salt that can clog pores, so shower afterward.
  • Stay away from clothes that are too tight — especially those made of synthetic fibers. Constant friction against your skin can cause acne mechanica, which is common among athletes and physically active people.
  • Make sure your yoga mat or other equipment is clean, or it can become a home for bacteria.
  • Don’t use your hand to wipe hair or sweat away from your face.

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Healthier Hair

The improved blood flow helps keep your hair stronger and healthier, Dixon says. This blood, full of nutrients, stimulates the hair follicles and promotes growth. “Exercise is also a big stress reliever,” she says. “Lower stress means your hair is less likely to be brittle and, worse, fall out.” Even if you’re as stress free as a cucumber, Dixon recommends checking with your dermatologist about any hair loss to rule out other causes.

As for the best type of exercise for your skin, Dixon says it’s all good. “Every modality will improve circulation and reduce stress,” she says, “but it’s a wise move to mix up your workouts as often as possible.” Try adding 30 minutes of a few simple yoga postures or a brisk walk to your day three times a week, Dixon says, to see the beauty returns in your hair and skin.

Excerpts from Daily Glow, WebMD, and Discovery (Health and Fitness)

National Relaxation Day!

 

Ways to Relax, Unwind and Loosen Up

 

Drink some green tea
Take a nap
Go outside
Stretch
Get sunlight (vitamin D please)

 

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Meditate
Take some controlled deep breaths
Listen to classical music
Go to the gym
Eat more fruit
Eat more veggies
Get more fiber
Go for a walk
Talk to a friend on the phone, no texting, even better Skype or Facetime
Get up from your desk
Look at inspiring photos
Read your favorite blogs
Read national geographic or magazines about far away places
Go somewhere high with a vast view
Reduce the amount of caffeine you drink
Drink more water
Eat some healthy comfort food
Go for a swim
Go to a spa
Get a massage
Call some old friends and meet for lunch
Listen to relaxation music
Clean
Open up windows and let fresh air in
Make a list of all the things you need to do today
Write a letter
Take a day off from work
Visit an awe-inspiring monastery, church, temple or piece of architecture
Head down to the beach and walk in the shallow water
Go to a lake and skim rocks on the surface
Read a book you enjoyed as a child
Cook a lavish and complicated dinner
Go to your local botanic gardens where there are lots of colorful flowers
Tense all your muscles for ten seconds and then suddenly let go
Get a stress ball or hand grippers
Go to the zoo
Go to a museum
Get off the computer and relax your eyes
Go and see a comedy show
Go to bed early
Sleep in
Take some allotted time to do nothing at all

 

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Plant something and nurture it
Watch some comedy movies and relax on the couch with a blanket
Join a yoga class
Go to the library
Turn off the television/computer and do something low tech
Have a picnic
Take up painting or drawing and appreciate what ever you create
Throw a party or BBQ
Go out to a favorite restaurant for dinner
Study a topic you have a deep interest in but which doesn’t relate to work
Ride a bike
Use some bath salts and take a long bath in a candle lit bathroom
Talk about your problems with someone
Cut out the sugar in your diet (it causes stress)
Spend some more time with your pet (they’ll love you for it), adopt an animal if you don’t already have one
Throw out stuff around your house your really don’t need or use
Turn on some music and dance around your house
Have a warm glass of milk
Pick up a hobby you have neglected

 

 

 

What is Ayurveda?

I always wondered what Ayurveda was, here is what I’ve found:

Ayurveda “the knowledge for long life”; is a Hindu system of traditional medicine native to India and a form of alternative medicine.

Ayurveda stresses a balance of three elemental energies or humors:

Vāyu vāta (air & space – “wind”) is the impulse principle necessary to mobilize the function of the nervous system. It affects the windy humour, flatulence, gout, rheumatism, etc.

Pitta (fire & water – “bile”) is the bilious humour, or that secreted between the stomach and bowels and flowing through the liver and permeating spleen, heart, eyes, and skin; its chief quality is heat.   It is the energy principle which uses bile to direct digestion and hence metabolism into the venous system.

Kapha (water & earth – “phlegm”) is the body fluid principle which relates to mucous, lubrication and the carrier of nutrients into the arterial system.

Schematic showing the three humors in ayurveda (pitta – vata – kapha ) and the “5 great elements” that they are composed from.

These three substances — doṣas  (dosha) are important for health, because when they are unbalanced you too are unbalanced.  These teachings are also known as the Tridosha system.  One theory asserts that each human possesses a unique combination of doṣas that define that person’s temperament and characteristics.

Dosha Quiz:

http://doshaquiz.chopra.com/

In ayurveda, unlike the Sāṅkhya and Nyaya philosophical system, there are 20 fundamental qualities, guṇa  inherent in all substances.  

Ayurvedic theory asserts that building a healthy metabolic system, attaining good digestion, and proper excretion leads to vitality; while also focusing on exercise, yoga, and meditation.

Ayurveda is sometimes called “the science of eight components” they are:

  1. Internal medicine (Kāya-cikitsā)
  2. Pediatrics (Kaumārabhṛtyam)
  3. Surgery (Śalya-cikitsā)
  4. Eye and ENT (Śālākya tantra)
  5. Psychiatry (Bhūta vidyā)
  6. Toxicology (Agadatantram)
  7. Prevention of diseases and improving immunity and rejuvenation (Rasayana)
  8. Aphrodisiacs and improving health of progeny (Vajikaranam)

The origin of ayurvedic medicine is attributed to Dhanvantari, the physician of the gods, in Hindu mythology.

Balance in emphasized in ayurvedic medicine, known in Buddhism as Madhyamaka; suppressing natural urges is seen to be unhealthy, and doing so claimed to lead to illness.  However, people are cautioned to stay within the limits of reasonable balance and measure.

The practice of panchakarma is a therapeutic way of eliminating toxic elements from the body.

The Charaka Samhita recommends a ten step examination (diagnosis) of the patient.

  1. constitution
  2. abnormality
  3. essence
  4. stability
  5. body measurements
  6. diet suitability
  7. psychic strength
  8. digestive capacity
  9. physical fitness
  10. age

In addition, Ananda S. Chopra (Medicine Across Cultures:  History and Practice of Medicine in Non-Western … By Helaine Selin, Hugh Shapiro) identifies five influential criteria for diagnosis:

  1. origin of the disease
  2. pronominal (precursory) symptoms
  3. typical symptoms of the fully developed disease
  4. observing the effect of therapeutic procedures
  5. the pathological process’

Ayurvedic practitioners approach diagnosis by using all five senses.  Hearing is used to observe the condition of breathing and speech.  The study of the lethal or sensitive points or marman marma is of special importance.

Ayurvedic practioners regard physical and mental existence together with personality as a unit, each element having the capacity to influence the others.

Hygiene is a central practice of ayurvedic medicine.   Living hygienically involves regular bathing, cleansing of teeth, skin care, and eye washing.  Daily anointing of the body with oil is also prescribed.

Ensuring the proper functions of channels (srotas) that transport fluids from one point to another is a vital goal of ayurvedic medicine.  Practitioners induce sweating and prescribe the use of steam-based treatments as a means to open up the channels and dilute the doshas that cause the blockages and lead to disease.

Links to Ayurveda:

Ayurverdic Spa Treatments

Ayurdedic Medicine

Dosha Quiz

Dr. Oz

Medicine Across Cultures:  History and Practice of Medicine in Non-Western … By Helaine Selin, Hugh Shapiro

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

Ayurvedic Massage

Beauty Pure and Simple: The Ayurvedic Approach to Beautiful Skin by Kristen Ma

Disclaimer

While I’ve attempted to use credible sources for information, this is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment. If there is a disparity between the information presented within this blog and the advice given by your medical professional, please follow the medical professional’s advice as he/she will know you and your medical circumstances.

Spring into Better Habits!

 

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Spring is a great time to put new good habits into practice!

  • Drink more water
  • Wear sunblock
  • Wear a hat
  • Exfoliate once to twice a week
  • Exercise, take a walk
  • Mediate
  • Yoga – get limber
  • Treat yourself to a massage, facial, manicure or pedicure (look good feel good!)
  • Start packing your own lunch
  • Sleep more, get better quality sleep
  • Drink less Alcohol!
  • Quit Smoking!
  • Eat more fruits, veggies, and fiber
  • Try going organic

Have fun with it make a list of good habits you would like to start to do and make it happen!

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A Simple Guide To Belly Breathing!

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via A Simple Guide To Belly Breathing:.

 

Go ahead take a breathe and relax!

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